FaithNews
The Associated Press
More than 230 professors of Catholic theology have signed a statement protesting the Vatican’s recent pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, adding to dissent over the document.
Community
America Media Events
A Holy Week Conversation on death, life and hope with Joe Hoover, S.J., poetry editor of America magazine and author of the newly released book "O Death Where is thy sting? A meditation on suffering."
FaithLent Reflections
J.D. Long-García
Jesus does not condemn the woman caught in adultery, and he does not condemn us. But he challenges her, and he challenges us, to sin no more. 
FaithLent Reflections
J.D. Long-García
The freedom we find in Christ can lead us to act on behalf of the marginalized.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
According to three sources, it was significant that Francis called on Christians and the church to give witness to Jesus “not with theoretical condemnations but with gestures of love.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Jenny Shank
John Gasaway examines the entire history of Catholic college basketball in the United States. We see just how many different teams, coaches and athletes have contributed to a reputation for basketball excellence, from the University of San Francisco to Georgetown, Gonzaga and Villanova.
Members of the Atlanta Korean American Committee against Asian Hate Crime raise their fists as they meet at a Korean restaurant in Duluth, Ga., on March 18, 2021, after the fatal shootings at at three Atlanta-area spas. (USA/Dustin Chambers, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The Korean Catholic Martyrs Church gathered to offer prayers for the victims and prayers for peace. The parish will be stepping up to join other civic and religious bodies as a community response is mapped out.
FaithNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
A second Catholic cardinal has questioned the legitimacy of a recent decree by the Vatican to restrict the celebration of the old Latin Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and forbid private Masses in its side chapels.
Roula AbiSamra, center, and Chelsey, right, prepare to lay flowers bouquets at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta, one of the sites of a shooting spree that killed eight people in the Atlanta area this Tuesday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Flora x. Tang
The fatal attack on Asian women in Atlanta was foreseeable, writes Flora x. Tang. It was the product of ideologies that relegate women as the source of blame for men’s desire.
FaithFilm
Patricia Lawler Kenet
Classic “nun movies” are awash in sentimentality and melodrama, barely scratching the surface of their protagonists’ inner lives. But Patricia Lawler Kenet writes that she could not get enough of them.
FaithFaith in Focus
Andrew J. Summerson
The inclusion of the Byzantine commemoration in the festivities of the Year of St. Joseph can broaden and deepen contemporary piety around Jesus’ earthly father.
Politics & SocietyJesuitical
Jesuitical
Will Arbery’s 2019 play “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” was praised by viewers from across the political spectrum for its nuanced depiction of Catholic conservatives in the Trump era.
Politics & SocietyNews
Associated Press - AP
Rev. Kevin O'Brien allegedly “exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries.”
Arts & CultureIdeas
Vincent Strand
A Jesuit university, Gonzaga, is the #1 seed in the N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament. But three other Jesuit schools—Creighton, Loyola Chicago and Georgetown—are also poised for deep March Madness runs.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Jesus emphasizes the selflessness of the shepherd, insisting that he volunteers to protect his flock.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Jesus teaches the apostles by opening their minds to understand the Scriptures.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Divine Mercy Sunday reminds us to pray for God’s compassion and forgiveness and to afford the same to one another.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
The reactions of the early Christian witnesses are a mixture of fear, faith, confusion and understanding.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Mary Callistas
If Metaphor had held through Crucifixion, I, too, would have had my eighty years
Arts & CultureBooks
Nicole-Ann Lobo
Capitalism, consumption, and their (im)moral undercurrents are the subjects of Eula Biss's new collection of essays.